Civic Pride Community Fund

Civic Pride Community Fund application form

The Civic Pride Community Fund supports local projects, activities and events.

The fund is part of the Harlow is 70 legacy and aims to build on the local pride which grew out of the town’s birthday celebrations.

In 2017, we supported over 70 community events and projects, which involved over 19,000 people. We want to continue to support projects like these which will benefit local residents and strengthen our community.  

The fund is open to all Harlow-based agencies, organisations and voluntary groups.

There is a total of £10,000 available and applicants can bid for funding from £50 up to £500.

These events and projects could include a community litter pick, a school event, an art project or anything which involves local people and makes a difference.

To apply for funding, you need to complete the online form

Funded events

Harlow Black History Multicultural Festival 2018Black History Multicultural Festival

Between 400 and 500 people joined together in Market Square on Saturday 27 October to promote and celebrate Harlow’s rich cultural diversity.

The theme for the event was ‘Seventy years of the UN Human Rights Declaration’ and exhibitors on the day included, Healthy Minds, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Essex County FA, Terrence Higgins Trust, Harlow Ethnic Minority Umbrella, St John Cadets, Sylvia’s Catering, K-Tiffins Ltd, BeYout Fashion, Rainbow Services, Efua Sey Cultural Academy and Community Embrace.

The event also included performances from Efua Sey Cultural Academy, Passmores Academy Steel Pans, Talentos, Belly Bells, DEM 3 and Rainbow Supreme Twirlers. 

The Gibberd Garden - Heritage Open Day

The Gibberd Garden Heritage Open Day on 16 September featured a special exhibition on the life and work of Sir Gibberd’s wife Lady Patricia Gibberd - part of the 2018 Heritage Open Days theme of ‘ Extraordinary Women’. 

The Grade II listed gardens, built by Sir Frederick Gibberd, were opened free of charge and were enjoyed by people of all ages.

You can read more about the Gibberd Garden on their website

Herts and Essex Community Farm - Christmas EventHerts and Essex Community Farm Christmas Carol Singers

Herts and Essex Community Farm held a Christmas event on Saturday 16 December 2018.

Over 100 children visited the event accompanied by their families and each child that visited Santa’s Grotto was given a book and selection box.

In the ‘Willow Classroom’ there was a ‘Letter to Santa’ area with a homemade post box, letters with pencils and Christmas stamps for the children to use.

There were Christmas trees, decorations and carols from the U3A choir to get everyone in the festive spirit, with home-made mince pies, mulled wine and hot blackcurrant to keep everyone warm. 

You can read more about the Herts and Essex Community Farm on their website